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. governor chris christie says the damage to the state's beaches is, quote, overwhelming. today, governor christie will tour the devastation with president obama. the republican governor who has campaigned steadily for mitt romney raised eyebrows by praising the president's response to this crisis. we'll take a look at the politics in play. but first, more importantly, we'll focus on the devastation, the damage along the jersey shore. michael holmes is in toms river. that's on the jersey shore. he joins us by phone. very hard to get a live shot out of there right now. michael, describe the jersey shore. what are you seeing? >> reporter: damage in barrier island. it's quite a sight, i can tell you. there's a mile-long queue of emergency vehicles, tractor trailers, four-wheel drive, heavy earth-moving equipment, buses loaded with rescue workers, fire truck, rescue truck, national guard is all here, all lined up on this side of the bridge waiting for the green light to head across and on to those barrier islands you've seen extraordinary pictures of. they're going to go over there, set up a
. with the new jersey republican governor chris christie right at his side. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> there have been many, many major new developments all throughout the day. we want to bring you the latest developments right now. and we're going to begin with the big picture. the storm that started as hurricane sandy now being blamed for a total of 118 deaths. 68 of them in the caribbean and now 50 of them in the united states. the state with the highest death toll, new york state. 26 people in new york state have died. new york city struggling to try to get back to normal. as you see here, subway stations in lower manhattan, they are still totally flooded. they need to be drained. this is a dangerous situation developing. further upbound there is limited, limited subway service that should resume a little bit more as the hours continue. an ireporter sent us this amazing picture. brooklyn had power last night, lower manhattan did not. nationwide about 6 million people in 15 states and the district of columbia still do not have electricity. also, a quarter of cel
is that new jersey governor chris christy is now saying that people in the affected areas of new jersey, people affected by hurricane sandy can now vote electronically. they can vote by e-mail and they can vote by fax. it is an interesting turn. joe, what are you finding out about this? >> well, it's a very interesting turn, don. as you said, in response to the super storm, the governor has issued a directive. this is for misplaced voters that can submit ballot applications by e-mail or by fax to the county clerk. the clerk sends them a ballot and then they have to return that ballot by about 8:00 p.m. on tuesday. it sounds highly unusual. to some, it may sound off the wall. but the fact of the matter is, in an emergency situation, there is some precedent for it. the united states actually has a program for military and overseas voters to basically do very similar things. so chris christie is taking a page from that pramt aogram and trying to find out how new jersey voters are not disenfranchised. >> joe, i understand it's not just for the people who have been affected by the super stor
that is along the coast that we are watching and seeing. destruction that governor chris christy has now called overwhelming. brian morowski is joining us on the phone from new jersey, and, brian, i understand that you actually road your bike to the boardwalk after the storm just to see what kind of damage was there. can you describe for me what you saw? >> yeah. it was like a war zone. it was unbelievable. i mean, just buildings crushed. the board walk completely gone. very sad. people's belongings everywhere. not fun, man. not fun to see. >> brian,s somebody who is a part of this community, i can't imagine really what the emotions are that you are experiencing. can you talk a little bit about your conversations that you have with your family and your friends, some of the emotions that go through when you look at the day after and then the day after and realize this isn't really going to change any time soon? >> you know, you sit there and you think to yourself, you know, i'm glad i'm around my family, and my family is safe, and there are other people that aren't, you know, and you just -- you
-coaster in the ocean now. before-and-after pictures of seaside heights. governor chris christie toured the area. he described the damage as unthinkable. >> literally the boardwalk at seaside heights is washed into the ocean. i saw a roller-coaster and a log flume sitting in the ocean today. what's happened to the jersey shore is just incalcuable and it will take a long, long time to rebuild. jon: we have live team fox coverage now. janice dean in the fox weather center for us. let's start with rick leventhal in man necessary sqaun -- manasquan new jersey. this week it took a devastating direct hit from hurricane sandy. the mile long boardwalk, really asphalt behind me, it has been shredded the steel bulkhead you can probably make out in the sand hasn't been exposed for 50 years. now all the sand chewed away left it bare. as you look at homes that line the atlantic ocean, million dollar plus homes have in many cases heavily damaged and destroyed. some are pushed off the foundation. we can smell the gas fumes in the air. the town has been closed. no one is being allowed in, including residents. only
the election day in new jersey where he will meet with governor chris christie to tour the terrible damage remaining from this storm. the beaches of the jersey shore ravaged. homes flooded and destroyed. amusement park rides now parked in the atlantic ocean. at least six people were killed across the state. nearly three million people were without electricity at the peak of power outages on monday. governor christie plans to ask the president to assign the u.s. army corps of engineers to start working on rebuilding the state's beaches. jenna: we'll continue to watch that development. part of the story. meantime the president cancels another day of campaigning governor mitt romney is focusing on key battleground state of florida. this as we take a live look what is a rally in tampa. you see the stage sort of in the distance there. that is where former governor jeb bush will appear at any moment with mitt romney. the pair will travel to coral gables and jacksonville for two morallies later day. janice dean mentioned we are less than a week away from election day. chief political corresponden
. >>> coming up, an update on the storm response from new jersey governor chris christie. we'll also talk to chris matthews and david brooks about the state of the election with just seven days to go. >>> plus, author of the best-selling book "the perfect storm" will be here with his thoughts on yesterday's super storm. up next, mike allen with a top stories in the politico playbook. and we'll continue to bring you updates on the hurricane throughout the morning. keep it here on "morning joe." [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> let's take a look at the morning papers at 25 past the hour. "usa today," the total economic impact from the storm is expected to reach $40 billion from everything from property damage to lost economic activity
the election? >> the thing about chris christie, he's a guy who's known to speak his mind. a lot of times speaking his mind means he's telling someone off or yelling at them. when he says something, it has a ring of authenticity. you don't get the idea he's being very politic. if you're a governor, you need to tour the damaged parts of your state with someone who can help you. walking around with mitt romney would just be a photo op but allowing the president of the united states to tour the devastated areas of new jersey would allow the president to know where resources need to be placed. chris christie is being governor as president obama is being president in chief, not a campaigner. there's no margin for christie to play party politics. he needs to get the job done as governor because as steve says, his job will be judged by how he handle this is hurricane. >> steve, how do you think the romney camp views this, who does need this and some other margins between now and next tuesday? >> no, they're at cross-purposes here. christie is about -- right now he's imperative to appeal to blue
is scheduling to arrive in atlantic city to survey the damage alongside governor chris christie. this morning the associated press reports the storm killed at least 50 people. there are more than 8.2 million households still without power across 17 states. and many of the outages could last beyond election day. between damage to property and the economy, the total impact expected to reach a staggering $50 billion. the damage is perhaps nowhere worse than the coastline of new jersey where sandy came ashore laying waste to an amusement park and historic boardwalk at seaside heights. as for the airports, jfk, newark, they're expected to resume limited service this morning. the same cannot be said for laguardia. jetblue posted these photos of the runways submerged. more than 18,000 flights have already been canceled as a result of sandy. and police had to take to the air to save victims from rooftops in staten island after floodwaters surrounded their homes. they were loaded one by one into baskets before being hoisted to safety. now let's go to breezy point. a neighborhood of queens which looks
jersey governor chris christie is doing to help ease a gas crunch in the wake of the storm. >>> ktvu's jana katsuyama is live now in lafayette and tells us opponents of the tax measure are at work to get out the vote, jana. >> reporter: those teachers and governor brown are campaigning hard. but a recent poll show support slipping. today we found people on both sides of this issues battling for both. >> reporter: in contra costa county teachers stood on street corners for hours tonight urging drivers to support proposition 30. these teachers say if prop 30 does not pass, schools will have to cut costs. >> we're talking about 11 fewer days to teach the math, science, reading and language arts that is really important for our students. >> i would say this is about the worse i've seen. or it will be if this doesn't pass. >> reporter: governor brown put proposition 30 on the ballot to raise $6 billion that has been allocated this year for csu budgets. it would also increase the state's sales tax. the tax increase would not apply to gasoline or food. >> no on proposition 30, thank you for
a stir at the time. back to you. >>> coming up, chris christie touring the carnage. millions still without power. mass transit trying to get back to line. we'll get a progress report. >>> this morning not a lot of movement. yesterday the sale. things orderly in the first day of trading since everything was shut down because of sandy. this morning futures down by about two points. nasdaq up by about 2 1/4 points. >>> jfk and newark airports both operational on wednesday, but saw very few flights. jpk is seeing more arrivals than departures, but net back to normal. courtney reagan is at laguardia this morning. >> reporter: good morning. so we haven't yet seen a plane take off here. the first plane is scheduled to take off in about 40 minutes from now. i've been here for over an hour and i got to say, i have never seen laguardia so quiet. i think there are more employees here than passengers. and i went counter to counter and american airlines basically said when i asked how many flights were scheduled to take off, it is very, very limited. he said it will keep changing all day long.
. this is wednesday, president obama, and chris christie touring the devastated areas. they came together for the right reasons to deal with the crisis. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention, he is a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure it caused angst back stage. in the obama campaign, they said we have chris christie at our side with extraordinary images, but again, both sides will say we now know where the votes are, we know there are very few undecided. what we have to do is get them to the polls and on time tuesday. >> as they try to get people to the polls tuesday, they make their closing arguments, we know what they are. mitt romney says i am the agent of change, president obama is saying you know me, you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think the country is ready to have the election over, matt, and they've pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have everybody but his third cousin i
the images we're looking at right there. this was wednesday, president obama and chris christie touring some of the devastated areas. yes, they came together for all the right reasons. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention. he's a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure that it cautioned a lot of angst backstage, and i'm sure that in the obama campaign the operatives were saying, yes, we've got chris christie at our side with these extraordinary images, but, again, both sides say we now know where the votes are. we know there are very few undecided. need to get them to polls and on time on tuesday. >> as they are working to get people to the polls, mitt romney is saying i'm the agent of change and president obama is saying you know me. you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think that the country is ready to have this election over, matt, and they have pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have ev
? after his photohelpop with chris christie, he boards fair force 1 and begins with a stump speech -- where? in green bay, wisconsin and then to las vegas. his final event is just getting underway in boulder, colreado. heel stay the night in ohio. with the horrifying images of sandy's devastation, contrasted with the president's constant pamdam paining, this is starting to look like, in my opinion, obama's katrina. we will have reaction from former new york city mayor rudy guiliani. but i want to update you on the other story that continues to change by the minute. fox news can confirm, on the night of the benghazi terror attack, the obama administration did not convene its top counter-terrorism resource, that being the counter-terrorism security group, which has the ability to coordinate all asset, all agencies to respond to a potential terror attack. forks news has confirmed that emails exist showing the key responders were ready to deploy but were upon called upon by the u.s. government. one official told cbs news tonight, the csg is the one group that is supposed to know what r
a point of argument. the president goes in for a photo-op with chris christie and he's back on the campaign trail. he have gas stations shut down. we have looters breaking out. we have people dumpster diving. we have chaoses breaking out with the obama katrina emerging before our eyes -- he got his photo-op, he's on the campaign trail. joe and david, things are going to get worse by the weekend. i am on the ground here in new york and new jersey. it is getting really bad, really fast. david? >> well, the momentum was in mitt's favor before the hurricane hit. there was a chance it would cause a moratorium. i don't think it has. but even if it has, it will dissipate by the weekend. i hope it doesn't have any political effect at all. mitt will recapture the momentum. he was 4 points ahead in rasmussen's national poll, 6 in gallup likely polling. i think all the -- all the policy reasons to oust obama are present. he doesn't have an energized base. everybody says, the key to this is voter turnout, the republicans are energized like they have never been in my lifetime. therefore,
made easier, given a waiver signed by new jersey governor chris christie. additionally, the epa is waving clean gas requirements along the east coast through november 20th so assure adequate supply after sandy. but again, the real problem right now is the lack of power. tyler, back to you. >> i'll toss it down to simon. >> tyler, let's take it back up a step. as you said, the hold-ups are also coming through in the storage facilities, the storage facilities are as important as, of course, we just heard from the pump face there. kate kelly is at a terminal in new jersey for more on that. kate? >> reporter: simon, things are very grim here in new jersey, standing next to an administrative building that was battered in the storm. in the coming days, workers wearing steel-tipped boots will be walking through things like raw sewage, stimber and reeds i order to retrieve company documents. glass is shattered, the refrigerator is floating and they've even seen raccoon tracks inside. this isn't even where they store the all-important fuel. terminals like this one, about 15 to 20 of them
even had republicans, including the prominent republican chris christie, praising him for his efforts, so all around praise for the president. in reacting to this, he's able to look the part, and people seemed to react to what he was doing. >> well, let's talk about that reaction because we just learned that even mayor bloomberg has somewhat endorsed president obama, and as you just mentioned, i mean we've seen sort of a bromance, right, between governor krit tee who has been such a supporter of romney and now barack obama. i mean he has been ee fusive in his praise of the president. what is your sense as to what effect that may have on this election? >> mitt romney has been trying for the longest time to be a bipartisan, even post-partisan leader, and mitt romney is now seeing barack obama play that role in real life. chris christie to go out of his way in praising president obama and then mayor bloomberg's endorsement. mayor bloomberg epitomizes the idea of someone beyond party labels. so for him to come off the sidelines now and cite president obama on his position on climate chang
took a hard hit. many people in atlantic city chose not to evacuate and chris christie called out the mayor there for testimonying -- telling people it was okay to stay and not evacuate. chris christy said it was the wrong thing to do. if things are bad in new jersey he is prepared to sign a executive order to reschedule halloween for the kids of new jersey. >> we'll go to maria molina who is looking at the weather that has come and the weather in front ofulse. a major transformer blast. this picture said it all. check out the big apple left in the dark. in the bottom that is manhattan before and after the outrage. con ed said it could be a week before the repairs are made. maria? >> good morning, good to see you. impacts from sandy and the storm has weakened with maximum sustained winds at 90 miles per hour. and the center is 90 miles west of the philadelphia. the danger is not over. apart from the damage and flood water in new york city and down in new jersey, people will head out of doors and at some point today. there could be live wires and you can't see what is in the flood
today for the president. he's coming down to new jersey. he's going to join governor chris christie in viewing the storm's damage, talking with citizens who are recovering from the storm and thanking the first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities. as a result, the president is not going to participate in the campaign event that had been scheduled today in ohio. joining us now from washington with more on how sandy is going to impact the election is our chief washington correspondent john harwood. one thing i keep hearing, john, just aside from this, is all these first responders and volunteers going in to save people that ignored what they were supposed to do, and you've still got to go in with a smile on your face, and it's like here you are, again. you know, up on top of a dresser with eight feet of water, when you knew full well that you should have left. and we will save you again. what are you going to do? you can't get mad and say i'm not going to tell you, but people don't leave, john. >> that's what governor work is all about. it's not easy. yo
are fleeing rough surf and high winds from hurricane sandy. governor chris christie ordered mass evacuations after declaring a state-wide emergency. danielle lee, live for us in cape may with the latest from there. danielle, conditions getting worse. let's check in with how bad it is right now. >> that's true, alex. all along the hotel i'm staying at, congress hall, all the windows are boarded up. they have done in this morning alone. homeowners are doing the same. the coast behind me, we have seen waves churning this morning and we're keeping an eye on hurricane sandy as it gets closer and closer. we are under a mandatory evacuation order here. guests that had been staying at the hotel last night, had to hurry up, get up, get out before public transportation calls it quits ahead of the storm. many residents are boarding up homes. planning to stick it out through the storm and getting prepared. taking this seriously. i was at a grocery store last night, completely out of bottled water, just gotten a shipment in that morning, and had sold out. same thing with nonperishables and emergency equi
jersey with governor chris christie earlier in the week. today he and his cabinet members will hold conference calls to make sure fema and other federal agencies are doing everything possible to help with the recovery. he said he wants to avoid the problems experienced in the hurricane katrina disaster. >>> ordered that resources be made available to states in the path of the storm as soon as they needed them. and i instructed my team not to let red tape and burr rock case get in the waive solving problems. especially when it came to making sure local utilities could restore power as quickly as possible. >> following the meeting they will fan out and visit storm-damaged areas throughout the region to see if resources are being provided. >>> it's a simple procedure, get a reverse mortgage and have to live in the home. how come the county moved a 92-year-old woman outta years ago and took a reverse mortgage out on her home? here's the latest i-team investigation. >>> my aunt loved that house, loved being home. it gave her memories of her husband. >> monte said her aunt, 92-year-old li
at the republican convention, chris christie, very tough critic of the president otherwise. so i don't think many voters are going to blame president obama for what's going on right now, and leave aside the fact that the states in which the difficulties are occurring db new york, new jersey, connecticut are all reliantly democratic states. what is much more important to the outcome of this election, michelle, is what's going on behind me at this afl-cio phone bank where union volunteers are making calls, doing the painstaking work of identifying callers and getting them to the polls. the chamber of commerce told us they're making millions of phone calls in the final days. interest groups aligned with both campaigns are going to do this non-stop between now and tuesday. of course, many voters have already cast their ballots because of early voting in this country, michelle. but there's a lot of work left to go. the candidates are sprinting and so are the volunteers. >> john, thank you very much. stay there because we're going to come back to you in just a moment. there is that other story that has
was incredibly desire and last night governor chris christie made harsh words about those who chose not to evacuate. and saying the mayor had gone rogue and heeded people that can't need to heed. christie saying if you were stranded in atlantic city, you had to wait until daylight to be rescued. they just could not send emergency responders. and you can tell by the fact that even two dozen people who were at shelters had to be evacuated from the shelters because the flooding and the situation there got so bad. now of course overall, we'll have to wait until daylight for the damage lear to be assessed. we have high tide in just a few more hours which could possess more flooding risk, but people think the swors ovworst is over. >> we're glad you're still safe there. 8:37 is high tide and that is expected to bring more concerns about flooding. we'll check back in with her later this morning. the new york stock exchange and nasdaq will both be completely shut down for a second day in a row. the bond markets are closed today, as well. futures are continuing to trade. those prices will be
about. new jersey governor chris christie lifted a ban on out of state fuel purchases yesterday, that should remove one piece of red tape at least and importantly a large section of line number three of the colonial pipeline which brings jet and auto fuel to the city was restarted around 9:00 p.m. last night, that's a crucial piece because that was causing another chokehold on supplies. still these troubles are likely to persist until a greater percentage of the area's terminals, refineries and pipelines are back in full operation, you guys. yesterday as a 5 million barrel terminal operator in linden told me he was not able to get his marine terminal back in order for another four to six weeks. at the same time he's laboring today with the help of a backup generator to get at least one if not two truck racks open for use by noon, the trucks can resupply their tanks and bring them to gas stations so joe maybe it will come to your neck of the woods within the next week, we hope. >> we got the double whammy because most gas stations don't have power. they have gas. >> that makes yo
of commerce. ghuf chris christie ordering the vak ace of some 40,000 residents and all local businesses including the 12 flagship casinos. some stubborn locals want to stick it out, but for those, an emergency spokesperson said talk to someone who tried to ride out the storm of 1962 and see if they would do it again. and that storm wasn't even a hurricane. it was nor'easter. and hurricanes actually making direct landfall on the coast of new jersey a very rare occurrence. it's actually only happened three times ever. two unnamed hurricanes in 1978 and 1903 and hurricane irene making landfall as a tropical storm in aufg gust of 2011. when we talk to local business owners, they said the hit from irene was closing down business right ahead of labor day. this time the damages will be much worse. >> business interruption is a huge thing. irene was well over a million dollars because it was labor day weekend evacuation. this is mid week in a softer part of our season, but it will still probably be over a quarter of a million dollars to our properties. we're focusing on just protecting the prop
in the tri-state area, three extraordinarily aggressive governors, two democrats, one republican. but chris christie -- >> good way of putting it. >> cuomo and malloy is going to be very aggressive and work very close with the president and the white house because they are concerned about the people, not just the politics of it, they're concerned about the people. but those are highly competent, very aggressive governors. >> chuck, explain about this campaign shifting to the midwest in the final stretch because obviously north carolina's now out of play. virginia's out of play. new hampshire's out of play. unless, of course, the president goes to visit damaged areas in virginia. >> he could do disaster -- yes, there is some of that. >> expect that, by the way. >> right. but i mean, already look at how romney's reacted just with his scheduling, right? they canceled virginia and went to ohio. you know, there's really no other places to go. he did a florida event. i would expect that he pops back down to florida one more time. but i think the president has something to do right now. the presid
with the republican governors of states impacted on the storm,er name dropped chris christie and bob mcdonnell. the president will be in the situation room dealing with fema and that fallout. this is the october surprise but we don't know what it all means in eight days. savannah? >> chuck todd, thank you. joe scarborough and mika are hosts of "morning joe." >> one thing we do know, bill clinton is going to be very nervous about having to fill all that space by himself today without barack obama. he's going to do great in orlando, obviously. but mitt romney had momentum. you look at ohio, ohio poll that came out, had him dead locked. minnesota poll, three. gets the endorsement from "des moines register." in that state that's a big deal. this is mitt romney's best weekend and it stops. the momentum stops. you don't know how it freezes the race but you certainly know that it's a new dynamic into the race and it changes everything with a week to go. >> the question is how. a lot of people have different theories which candidate it benefits. ate moment for the president to be commander-in-c
, this week no doubt about it the person who got things done, chris christie governor of new jersey. he stepped up to -- >> wow, i'm stunned bill. >> bill: i know we're saluting a republican. he stepped up to the plate. he put politics aside. he threw mitt romney under the bus, and said no i'm just going to focus on my state and the people of my state, and the people that need help and he got the president in there to new jersey. so to chris christie congratulations you got things done. brought to you by granger, call click on granger.com or stop by one of their branches. granger for the ones that get things done. peter before we get back to the campaign, this other issue we have had running throughout the morning is a big question. it stirred up a lot of debate last night -- or the last few days in new york. brian williams was really critical of new york city and the mayor, for allowing the new york marathon to go forward as scheduled on sunday even though half of manhattan is without power, and a lot of people are still hurting. >> the race starts in statton isl
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